"Working with Allison has done incredible things for our family! I can’t believe how consistently my 4.5 month old is sleeping. Allison really listened to what we were and weren’t comfortable with and tailored a sleep plan to us! She does a great job of explaining the science of infant sleep, but she’s also incredibly empathetic to the day to day realities of life as a new parent, and my feelings and gut instincts about my baby. One of the main reasons I chose to work with her is because she’s a pediatrician, as well as certified with the family sleep institute. We went with her higher priced package that includes two weeks of support, and I would happily have paid double for it. Our results have been invaluable. Before, my baby would literally only fall asleep on me and we were bed sharing every night, which worked until it just didn’t. Neither of us were getting truly restful sleep. Now, he’s on a nap routine that makes sense, we’re able to avoid letting him get overtired, he falls asleep on his own in his crib, and we didn’t have to “cry it out” to get there! The methods that Allison taught me were gentle and empowering. This whole process has given me so much confidence as a mother, and both I and my son are getting such better, more restful sleep. When we reached out to her, I didn’t expect to get to this point so soon, I thought my son might be too young so I was just hoping to get some information and maybe come back to it in a few months. But no, Allison showed me that he was clearly ready for this transition, he just needed a little help learning how, and now he’s able to get the natural, biologically and developmentally appropriate sleep he needs! Don’t get me wrong, it was not easy, but if you can commit to consistency, Allison can give you the tools to achieve whatever sleep goals your family has!"
- Allison, parent to Arthur (4 months)
"Working with Dr. Kidwell has been such a blessing for our family! We started our official sleep training journey with her once my daughter turned 16 months old. We had tried a few sleep training methods on our own and had been unsuccessful. Dr. Kidwell was amazing to work with! She was very patient, understanding, and thorough. She gave us a step by step guide to follow, and was with us every single step of the way. The love, care, and kindness she poured into us was remarkable. She was truly as invested as we were in helping our entire household achieve better sleep. The entire time, and even still, feels like I was and am more than "just a client" to her. I cannot thank Dr. Kidwell enough for her services and support. I highly recommend her and her services!"
- Lacia, parent to Leona (16 months)
"Allison held me accountable in a supportive and flexible way. She was very encouraging and truly seemed to care about our success! What a difference - we went from waking 2-3 times per night to nearly 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep! I'm very grateful for Allison and what she did for our family. She is a fantastic sleep consultant who is caring, flexible, encouraging, and real. She's a mom and she gets it!"
- Lauren, parent to Lucy (10 months)
"Dr. Kidwell's help has been such a blessing for us. We were connected at just the right time in the parenting journey for our 3rd child, and I'm so grateful for her knowledge, patience, and experience. She really listened to what was important to our family when creating our sleep plan, and she was super responsive to answer questions before we began along the journey. Dr. Kidwell remained helpful, steadfast, and nonjudgmental the entire way. As a result, we saw our son make notable progress and I didn't feel I needed to sugarcoat the truth with her - I told her what was happening and she helped me troubleshoot or simply reaffirmed my decision making from the previous day/night. Her cheerleading style was perfect for us - upbeat, reassuring, and science based. Having her craft a plan for us to follow was exactly what we were looking for, and helped us feel prepared to take on the work. It wasn't always easy, but we felt supported by her throughout the journey. We couldn't be happier with Dr. Kidwell and are super grateful for her help!"
- Laura, parent to Reid (14 months)
"Allison was absolutely amazing in helping us navigate our three year old's sleep difficulties! She had incredible suggestions and coached us through the entire process to ensure we got to a point where he was demonstrating sustainable progress. She also provided us with a log to track sleep patterns and wakings where we could also add comments or questions within - she was responsive to our needs and checked in daily to offer additional support. I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience with Allison and would highly recommend her to any family."
- Meghan, parent to Porter (3 years)
"Allison's help was life-changing for our family. We thought we were doing what was best for our daughter by responding to her all night. Allison helped us understand how medically important it is for our daughter to sleep. After Allison explained how to best help our daughter sleep, it was easy to get her to sleep. Our daughter slept better right from the first night working with Allison. The fact that Allison is a pediatrician and knows the science on sleep through that lense makes her the an ideal sleep consultant. We feel really lucky to have gotten medically-based sleep help from Allison."
- Amy, parent to Hannah (14 months)
"This was the best money we've ever spent. You can't put a price on sleep."
- Tom, parent to Hannah (14 months)
"After quite a bit of research, I found Dr. Allison Kidwell a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and I cannot say enough about the quality of her program. She is non-judgmental, realistic, and SENSITIVE. She understands how difficult sleep training is and she is so extremely supportive. She works with the family to put together a sleep plan that is age specific and aligns with your specific goals. I highly recommend her! We saw a change within the first night using her methods. I hope that this recommendation can help other families!"
- Dana, parent to Ford (7 months)
"Allison was fantastic and met with us virtually to discuss our family as a whole and then honed in on our baby. She asked what we were comfortable trying and I didn't feel any pressure to do anything I was uncomfortable with. The first few days, we had a lot of questions for Allison but after the 3rd or 4th day there was already a shift in our baby's behavior. We were/are so pleased with the result and don't know that we could have accomplished the same effect on our own without the support of being able to check in to address our concerns. Allison was not only knowledgeable but was our own personal cheerleader. We would certainly recommend her as a consultant to family and friends and can't believe the positive effect this has had on all of us."
- Bianca and Andres, parents to Nathaniel (11 months)
"Dr. Kidwell is such an intelligent, delightful person to have in your corner while you take on the challenge of sleep with your littles. We had a great newborn and infant sleeper, which quickly changed once the toddler stage began. Dr. Kidwell was patient with all our questions and really seemed to offer some fresh, intuitive guidance that offered immediate improvement. Not only did our daughter start to sleep better at naptime and at night, but Dr. Kidwell also offered some long-term strategies to keep the momentum going. We're happy to report everyone is sleeping better under our roof and we look forward to contacting Dr. Kidwell again if there's future bumps in the road."
- Eileen, parent to Rory (14 months)
"Our daughter was by all accounts an extremely easy newborn. She slept and ate well, never showed signs of colic, and gained appropriate weight. Within a couple of weeks she started sleeping from 9:30 PM to 3:30 AM and stayed that way until she hit 8 weeks. That’s when things got messy for us. Our bedtime routine was approaching 90 minutes and dragging on to 10:00. She started waking 3-4 times throughout the night and wasn’t hungry. She would settle with her pacifier only to spit it out 45 minutes later and cry hysterically. By 11 weeks we’d had enough and reached out to Allison. We had a lovely Zoom call with Allison and she gave us some excellent advice that we implemented right away. We made some changes to our nursery and utilized the techniques Allison provided to encourage our daughter to self soothe. Within three nights bedtime was moved up to 8:00 with a 15 minute routine and about 10 minutes of fussing after we put her down. Within a week it was moved up to 7:00 with no fussing at all. We now have our evenings back to ourselves. We plan to work with Allison as our daughter hits different sleep milestones. It’s especially reassuring that she’s also a pediatrician so we thoroughly trust her expertise. We’re so grateful to have her guide us to full nights of sleep!"
- Jen and Kevin, parents to Morgan (11 weeks)